Cary News

School Notes: Feb. 19.

Holly Springs High School students performed in the All-Carolina Invitational Male Choral Festival on Jan. 11 in Chapel Hill.
Holly Springs High School students performed in the All-Carolina Invitational Male Choral Festival on Jan. 11 in Chapel Hill. COURTESY OF MICHELLE WOOD

Lifelong Learning

The Wake County Public School System will offer the following classes through its Lifelong Learning Program. Details: 919-431-7593 or

Athens Drive High School

• Cake Decorating for Beginners II: 6:30-9 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 24-March 17, $100.

• Enjoy Health in an Unhealthy World: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, March 4-May 6, $125.

• You’re on the Air ... How to Really Make It in Voice-Overs: 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, $35.

• Zumba Basic Fitness: 6:30-7:45 p.m. Tuesdays, March 11-May 6, $65.

• Simple Web Page Design: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursdays, March 13-27, $85.

Reedy Creek Middle School

• Medical Billing I: 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 13-March 25, $135.

• FIT Session 2: Get Out of Debt!: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, $48.

• From Culture Shock to Cultural Insight: 6:30-9 p.m. Mondays, March 3-17, $100.

• How to Succeed in Today’s Multicultural Workplace: 6:30-9 p.m. Thursdays, March 6-20, $100.

• FIT Session 1: Steps to Successful Money Management: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, $48.

Student exchange program

World Heritage Student Exchange Program is looking for host families for high school boys and girls from Scandinavia, France, Germany, Italy, Thailand, China, South Korea and former Soviet Republics. Couples, single parents and families with or without children can host a teenager for the 2014-15 school year. To apply, call local area representative Erin Kalbarczyk at 919-924-4679 or 1-800-888-9040, or go to

Athens Drive receives grant

Jason Hunning, a teacher at Athens Drive High School in Raleigh, earned a $1,000 grant from N.C. Beautiful to make a native plant garden for the school.

Cardinal Charter Academy information sessions

Cardinal Charter Academy, a new charter school for kindergarten through sixth grade, will open in the fall at 1020 St. Charles Place, Cary. Information sessions for parents and community members will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, and Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury Odell Place, Cary. Enrollment is open. For more information, go to

Auction and art walk

The Lufkin Road Middle School PTA’s Third Annual Silent Auction and Art Walk will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, in the school lobby, 1002 Lufkin Road, Apex. There will be auctions, live music and artwork by students to raise money for technology for the school. For details, go to


College financial aid officers and specialists will help high school seniors and their families submit their Free Application Federal Student Aid forms online during FAFSA Day, Saturday, Feb. 22, at State Employees’ Credit Union locations in Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina and Holly Springs. For details and registration, call 866-866-CFNC or go to

Preschoolers’ art auction

Art by preschoolers at The Learning Eperience of Apex and Holly Springs will be sold in the Second Annual Nationwide BeCause Our Hearts Beat Art Auction from 4-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at 560 Evening Star Drive, Apex, and 801 Holly Springs Road, Holly Springs. Art sales will raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Anxiety workshop

Dr. Aureen Wagner’s workshop, “Helping Children Cope with Anxiety,” was rescheduled for 7-9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, at Davis Drive Middle School, 2101 Davis Drive, Cary. The workshop offers information and strategies for parents of kids with anxiety disorders or problems with anxiety. To register, go to

Holly Springs High School volunteer meeting

Holly Springs High School parents will meet to plan the Baccalaureate Service for the class for 2014 at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, at Chick-fil-A, 801 Village Walk Drive, Holly Springs. Parents of Holly Springs High School students in all grade levels are invited. The service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 8, at Salem Baptist Church, 1821 N. Salem St., Apex. To RSVP for the planning meeting, email

STEM Family Night

Lincoln Heights Elementary School’s STEM Family Night will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, at 307 Bridge St., Fuquay-Varina. There will be science, technology, engineering and math activities by teachers, N.C. State University engineering students and Museum of Natural Sciences junior curators. For details, go to


Green Hope High School students will perform the show “Grease” at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 6, and Friday, March 7, and at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at 2500 Carpenter Upchurch Road, Cary.

Wake Electric scholarships

Wake Electric will accept applications from high school juniors in Durham, Franklin, Granville, Johnston, Nash, Vance and Wake counties for two $1,000 scholarships until Friday, March 14, at Winners will receive the scholarship and join the 2014 Rural Electric Youth Tour trip to Washington, D.C., from June 14-20. Winners will also become eligible for more scholarships worth $2,000 to $2,500.

IMProv at Cary High School

Students will perform in competitive IMProv shows at 7 p.m. one Friday a month through May in the drama studio at Cary High School, 638 Walnut St. Shows will be March 21, April 11 and May 16. Admission is $2.